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Engines For School Bus.


SmartEfficiency: High-Achieving Since its introduction just a few years ago, the
And Cost-Lowering. Cummins V5.0 diesel, with its compact V8 design,
has proven to be the ideal solution for many types
The Cummins SmartEfficiency initiative is a focused of school buses.
approach that improves uptime and reliability while
providing a broad spectrum of reliable engine choices The Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G and ISL G natural
to meet every need. Cummins 2017 engine lineup gas engines provide school district transportation
includes three diesel options and two natural gas managers and private school bus fleets with an
engine options, ranging from 200 hp to 350 hp alternative energy option for those looking to achieve
(149-261 kW). even lower emissions or that operate in nonattainment
zones with poor air quality.
The combination of a low cost of operation, high
reliability, clean operation and long-term durability are
unsurpassed in the industry. The fact that all Cummins
engines use the same control system technology and
can be serviced at any authorized Cummins location
ensures serviceability anywhere, anytime.

Cummins 2017 L9 and B6.7 diesel engines continue

a legacy of proven performance for Type C and
Type D traditional school bus chassis. Their efficiency,
dependability and durability have made them leaders
in this market for years. Our continuous improvement
process builds upon that legacy in 2017, with
significant gains in reliability and fuel economy.
Aftertreatment Technology
That’s Simply Better.

Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel engines feature a

new Single Module™ aftertreatment system that
sets the new standard for efficiency. It combines
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and a Diesel
Particulate Filter (DPF) into a single flow-through

It occupies up to 70 percent less space and

weighs up to 30 percent less. The smaller size
allows it to be installed closer to the engine, for
better heat management. That, together with
the reduced weight, contributes to improved fuel
The Performance Advantage.
The UL2 Urea Dosing System eliminates the need
While petroleum prices have dropped over the
for engine coolant lines to the doser, provides more
past couple of years, the benefits of buying a
efficient atomization, to minimize the risk of urea
diesel engine versus a gasoline-fueled engine
dosing deposits and reduces regeneration events,
haven’t. Gasoline may cost less per gallon,
while maintaining a 3 percent to 4 percent Diesel
but the extra fuel economy in a diesel still yields
Exhaust Fluid (DEF) usage factor.
a lower fuel cost for most operations. Also, higher
torque at lower rpm means stronger acceleration
Cummins Westport natural gas engines use a
when fully loaded, so every route gets finished
maintenance-free Three-Way Catalyst (TWC)
quicker. Of course, Cummins and Cummins
with no other aftertreatment needed.
Westport engines are based off diesel platforms
so they last up to 50 percent longer, for a lower
total cost of operation and a higher return on
Smarter Route Management
Clear Leadership.
With Connected Diagnostics.

Cummins diesel engines are fully compliant with

School bus drivers have enough to pay attention to
On-Board Diagnostics requirements. All Cummins
without being concerned about engine fault codes.
and Cummins Westport engines meet 2017
In the rare event that one is triggered while the bus
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and
is in operation, it can be diagnosed immediately
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
over the air, through the addition of Connected
(NHTSA) greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel-
Diagnostics. Cummins Connected Diagnostics
economy regulations.
delivers real-time engine fault code analysis, with a
probable diagnosis and a recommended action for
school buses that are equipped with telematics.
200-275 HP (149-205 kW)
520-560 lb-ft (705-759 kW)
Gasoline Engines Just Don’t Compare.

Switching from a gasoline V8 to the Cummins V5.0

diesel will significantly reduce your cost of operation,
Cummins V5.0 goes beyond the traditional as diesel fuel economy typically runs 20 percent
diesel attributes of horsepower, torque, reliability to 40 percent better than that of a V8 gasoline engine
and durability to deliver the next dimension of of comparable performance.
performance. Advanced materials, the latest
High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel system,
Cummins VGT® Turbocharger and Cummins V5.0 Maintenance Intervals
emissions control technology combine to produce Maintenance Item Miles/Kilometers Hours Months
an extraordinarily clean, quiet and fuel-efficient V8 Oil and Filter 10,000 mi 500 6
diesel engine. 16,000 km
Fuel Filter 10,000 mi 500 6
The V5.0 combines the latest in Cummins 16,000 km
combustion technology with advanced weight-saving Standard Coolant Change 20,000 mi 1,000 12
components that include a compacted graphite iron 32,000 km

(CGI) block, two high-strength aluminum alloy heads Coalescing Filter 70,000 mi 2,500
112,700 km
and composite valve covers. The high power-to-
Particulate Filter Cleaning 150,000 mi 6,500
weight ratio of the V5.0 helps you get the most out of 241,000 km
every gallon of fuel. SmartEfficiency really helps make Consult your Operation and Maintenance Manual for more information.
extra room in a tight school transportation budget.
V5.0 Specifications
A Clear Advantage.
Advertised Horsepower 200-250 hp 186-205 kW
The V5.0 utilizes Cummins advanced technology Peak Torque 520-560 lb-ft 705-759 N•m
that has been proven effective and reliable in the Bore and Stroke 94 mm x 90 mm
toughest on-highway applications. The Cummins Number of Valves 4 per cylinder
Aftertreatment System is fully integrated with the Peak Injection Pressure 29,000 psi 2,000 bar
engine to deliver optimum fuel economy and near- Governed Speed 3400 rpm
zero emissions. The proprietary system consists
Number of Cylinders 8
of the proven combination of Cummins Diesel
System Weight 899 lb 408 kg
Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic
Engine (Dry) 804 lb 365 kg
Reduction (SCR).
Aftertreatment System 95 lb 43 kg
SmartEfficiency At Work.
Since its introduction, this compact V5.0 diesel has proven to be a workhorse in the school bus market.

Advanced Glow Plugs Connected Diagnostics

The advanced ceramic glow plug system Wirelessly connect your engine
significantly reduces startup time in extreme cold to Cummins through a telematics
conditions, and the low current draw reduces device for immediate diagnosis
vehicle charging system requirements. Unlike of a fault alert. Within seconds,
traditional bimetal-style glow plugs that need Connected Diagnostics provides a
maintenance, these ceramic glow plugs are clear recommendation for continued
designed to last the life of the engine. operation or the need for service.

VGT Turbocharger
The VGT Turbocharger’s patented design
is widely recognized as the industry
leader for performance. Precision boost
control across the speed range delivers
performance and fuel economy.

High Pressure Common

Rail (HPCR) Fuel System
Higher injection pressures with piezo
fuel injectors produce precise fuel
Compacted Graphite
control, for optimized in-cylinder
Iron (CGI) Block
combustion, delivering quick throttle
Advanced materials technology
response, quieter operation, better
Cummins Aftertreatment provides a combination of high
cold-weather starting and better
System From Cummins strength at reduced weight, for a
fuel economy.
Emission Solutions higher power-to-weight ratio and
This proprietary system features a exceptional performance and fuel
Forged Steel Crankshaft Dual Overhead Camshafts Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and economy.
The crankshaft is created from high-strength, Dual overhead camshafts deliver Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
durable micro-alloy forged steel, precision- high-speed capability to improve technology, for better fuel economy
ground for increased durability with smooth, engine performance. This design with near-zero emissions.
quiet operation. enables cost-effective hydraulic
adjustment with no maintenance
A+ Performance, Every™ Test.

While the B6.7 already commands the highest market

penetration of any engine in its class, Cummins doesn’t
take anything for granted. Even with a legacy of over 12
million B Series engines sold over the last 32 years, we
continue to improve a proven reliable product. The B6.7
will have accumulated 1.5 million test miles in multiple
real-world applications prior to its 2017 launch.

Taking SmartEfficiency To School:

Cummins B6.7. 2017 B6.7 Maintenance Intervals
Maintenance Item Miles/Kilometers Hours Months
When you say the word “efficiency” to anyone in the school
Oil and Filter 15,000 mi 500 6
bus market, the conversation immediately turns to fuel 24,000 km
economy – for good reason. It’s one of the single most Fuel Filter 15,000 mi 500 6
important factors in your total cost of operation. But that’s 24,000 km

not all, Cummins is making other significant enhancements Overhead Adjustment 150,000 mi 5,000 48
240,000 km
in everything from reliability to noise reduction to real-time
Standard Coolant Change 60,000 mi 2,000 24
diagnostic capability and performance. 96,000 km

That’s why Cummins is redefining a classic and introducing Coalescing Filter 75,000 mi 2,500
120,000 km
the newest-generation B Series engine – the B6.7.
DEF Filter 200,000 mi 6,500
The Cummins B6.7 for 2017 is more efficient, with up 320,000 km
to 7 percent better fuel economy over the EPA 2013 Particulate Filter Cleaning 200,000 mi 6,500
ISB6.7. Plus, the 2017 B6.7 will be fully capable for the 320,000 km
Consult your Operation and Maintenance Manual for more information.
introduction of Stop-Start technology that will yield further
improvements in fuel economy in school bus duty cycles.

Another major factor in the fuel economy improvement 2017 B6.7 Specifications
is a fully integrated Single Module aftertreatment system, Advertised Horsepower 200-300 hp 164-224 kW

which incorporates a flow-through design, optimized heat Peak Torque 520-660 lb-ft 705-896 N•m
management and improved maintenance intervals. It Governed Speed 2600 lb-ft
also contributes to a significant space savings over the Clutch Engagement Torque 400 lb-ft 542 N•m
previous model.
Number of Cylinders 6

Engine Weight (Dry) 1,150 lb 522 kg

Of course, there’s also the trust factor that comes from
buying from a company that stands behind its product.
Cummins offers the best warranty and extended
coverage plans in the industry, and backs them with
the largest, most capable support network in North
America. We constantly strive to improve efficiency with
the latest in real-time diagnostics for accurate,
fast service when needed.

2017 L9 Maintenance Intervals

SmartEfficiency In Action. Maintenance Item Miles/Kilometers Hours Months
Oil and Filter 15,000 mi 500 6
Cummins L9 diesel for 2017 delivers outstanding 24,000 km
productivity and driveability with the best power-to- Fuel Filter 15,000 mi 500 6
weight ratio in its class. Proven reliability keeps your 24,000 km
Coolant Filter 15,000 mi 500 6
buses on the road longer. Faster, more accurate 24,000 km
service provides even greater uptime, and the L9 for Overhead Adjustment 150,000 mi 5,000 48
2017 features a new Single Module aftertreatment 240,000 km
Standard Coolant Change 60,000 mi 2,000 24
system that is not only compact, but also has greater
96,000 km
thermal efficiency, for improved engine operation. Coalescing Filter Every 3rd to 4th Oil Change Interval
School transportation officials can expect to see as DEF Filter 200,000 mi 6,500
much as 15 percent better fuel economy over the 320,000 km
Particulate Filter Cleaning 200,000 mi 6,500
engines of the last decade. 320,000 km
Consult your Operation and Maintenance Manual for more information.
The most important component we put in every
L9 engine is the trust that comes from a legacy of
over 27 years and 5 million engines. High-strength 2017 L9 Specifications
components, together with features such as Advertised Horsepower 260-350 hp 194-261 kW
replaceable cylinder liners for easier rebuilding, do Peak Torque 720-1000 lb-ft 976-1356 N•m
more than add life to the engine; they also add to its Governed Speed 2200 rpm
residual value. Cummins designs and manufactures
Clutch Engagement Torque 500 lb-ft 678 N•m
our own integrated engines and aftertreatment
Number of Cylinders 6
systems to provide you with greater performance,
Engine Weight (Dry) 1,695 lb 769 kg
uptime, durability and efficiency.
B6.7 And L9 Advanced Technology.
Cummins designs, develops and supports every component, from the air handling to the exhaust aftertreatment, as a totally
integrated system, so we can optimize every function better than other engine manufacturers.

Connected Diagnostics VGT Turbo From Cummins

Wirelessly connect your engine to Turbo Technologies
Cummins through a telematics device for This patented design is widely recognized as an
immediate diagnosis of a fault alert. Within industry performance leader. The refined design
seconds, Connected Diagnostics provides improves responsiveness in the B6.7 while an
a clear recommendation for continued upgraded bearing system increases overall robustness.
operation or the need for service. The VGT Turbo is a key element in providing increased
fuel economy and exceptional braking horsepower.

Air Handling System

A more robust Exhaust Gas
Recirculation (EGR) cooler
and valve enhance thermal
efficiency and reliability.

High Pressure Common Rail

(HPCR) Fuel System
Delivers superior performance
even in lower engine rpm ranges.
Enables multiple injection events
per cycle, for improved fuel
efficiency with quieter, smoother

Single Module Aftertreatment From Fuel Filters And Lube Filters Single High-Capacity Electronic
Cummins Emission Solutions From Cummins Filtration Control Module (ECM)
Combines high-efficiency SCR, a more reliable dosing Fleetguard® filters protect against Offers higher capacity for faster processing
unit and a DPF into a single flow-through unit. It is up corrosion and contaminants with of more information, fully integrated control
to 70 percent smaller, so it’s easier to install, and as innovative NanoNet® technology. over the engine and aftertreatment system
much as 30 percent lighter than the aftertreatment NanoNet media provides 10 times for optimized performance, improved
units it replaces. Better heat management improves better protection than conventional fuel engine lamp strategy and better driver
fuel efficiency and minimizes periodic maintenance. filters, for lower cost of operation. communication.
A measured quantity of exhaust gas is passed through
a cooler to reduce temperatures before it is mixed with
fuel and the incoming air charge, and then it is sent to
the cylinder. SEGR results in improved power density and
fuel economy, and enables the use of a maintenance-free
Three-Way Catalyst (TWC) for emissions control.

ISB6.7 G Maintenance Intervals*

Maintenance Item Miles/Kilometers Hours Months
Oil and Filter** 15,000 MI 500 6
Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G. Low- 24,000 KM
Emissions, Cost-Efficient And Ultra-Reliable. Fuel Filter 30,000 MI 1,000 12
48,000 KM
You can now spec a natural gas engine perfectly
Spark Plugs 15,000 MI 500 6
sized for your buses. The Cummins Westport 24,000 KM
ISB6.7 G combines the strength of a proven diesel Cooling System 60,000 MI 2,000 24
Flush 96,000 KM
engine block and components with innovative
combustion technology from the undisputed leader Valve Adjustment 45,000 MI 1,500 18
72,000 KM
in the natural gas engine industry.
Air Cleaner/Element Follow vehicle manufacturer’s
Rated at up to 260 hp (194 kW) with 660 lb-ft published recommendations

(896 N•m) of peak torque, and available with

Note: Preliminary-subject to change.
automatic transmissions, the ISB6.7 G has the *Based on normal duty cycle (30 mph average speed).
power to outperform gasoline engines of similar **Requires natural gas engine oil.

displacement while delivering better fuel efficiency

ISB6.7 G Specifications
and longer engine life.
Maximum Horsepower 240 hp 179 kW
The ISB6.7 G is built on a dedicated line at the Peak Torque 560 lb-ft 759 N•m
Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant, where the Governed Speed 2600 rpm
experience of over 12 million B Series engines Clutch Engagement Torque 295 lb-ft 400 N•m
contributes to dependability and durability. It shares Type 4-cycle, spark-ignited,
many base engine components with the Cummins in-line 6-cylinder,
turbocharged, CAC
B6.7 diesel, for exceptional life-to-rebuild. The
Engine Displacement 409 cu in 6.7 L
wastegate turbocharger, high-energy ignition system
Bore and Stroke 4.21 in x 4.88 in 107 mm x 124 mm
– controlled by our own proprietary Engine Control
Operating Cycles 4
Module (ECM) – and fuel module design have been
Oil System Capacity 4.25 gal 16.09 L
proven successful on Cummins Westport ISL G and
Coolant Capacity 12.5 qt 11.8 L
ISX12 G engines.
System Voltage 12 V
The ISB6.7 G also utilizes the same Stoichiometric Net Weight (Dry) 1,150 lb 522 kg
cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (SEGR) Fuel Type CNG/LNG/RNG Methane
combustion technology as the ISL G and ISX12 G number
75 or greater
natural gas engines.
Aftertreatment Three-Way Catalyst (TWC)
The closed crankcase ventilation (CCV) system on
the ISL G Near Zero engine also reduces methane
emissions, for a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction of
an additional 9 percent, and provides a reduction of
up to 15 percent in CO2 emissions.

All ISL G engines can operate on compressed

natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or
renewable natural gas (RNG). For additional details
about the ISL G and ISL G Near Zero engines, visit
Cummins Westport ISL G and ISL G Near Zero.
The ISL G is the natural choice in alternative-fuel engine
technology. With industry-leading performance and first-fit
OEM availability, it combines all the advantages of clean- ISL G Maintenance Intervals
burning, low-cost natural gas with the power and torque Maintenance Item Miles/Kilometers Hours Months
needed for school bus applications. Since the ISL G was Oil and Filter* 7,500 mi 500 6
12,000 km
introduced in 2007, thousands of school bus customers Fuel Filter 15,000 mi 1,000 12
have benefited from the impressive low-end torque, transient 24,000 km
Coolant Filter 7,500 mi 500 6
response and quiet operation of the ISL G. 12,000 km
Spark Plugs 45,000 mi 1,500 18
Its advanced combustion system uses Stoichiometric 72,000 km
cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (SEGR). SEGR is an ideal Coolant Change 60,000 mi 2,000 24
96,000 km
combustion process in which fuel and oxygen are completely Valve Adjustment** 60,000 mi 2,000 24
consumed, with no unburned fuel or oxygen in the exhaust. 96,000 km
*Requires natural gas engine oil.
The use of cooled EGR improves power density and fuel **Initial valve adjustment at 1,000 hours.
economy versus lean-burn and traditional stoichiometric
engines. SEGR technology also enables the use of a
Three-Way Catalyst (TWC) – an effective, maintenance-free ISL G Specifications
aftertreatment device packaged as part of the muffler. The Advertised Horsepower 250-300 hp 186-224 kW
ISL G does not require active aftertreatment such as a Diesel Peak Torque 660-860 lb-ft 896-1166 N•m
Particulate Filter (DPF) or Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Governed Speed 2200 rpm
Clutch Engagement Torque 550 lb-ft 746 N•m
Ideal for schools in nonattainment zones, we now offer the
Number of Cylinders 6
Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero engine. Identified by
Net Weight (Dry) 1,625 lb 737 kg
the NZ suffix, the engine tests to a NOx emissions level of
Aftertreatment System Three-Way Catalyst (TWC)
.01 grams per bhp-hr – which is 20 times lower than current
emissions regulations.
Cummins Westport. The Natural Choice.

Proven Wastegate Turbo From Stoichiometric Cooled EGR

Cummins Turbo Technologies The ideal air/fuel ratio for complete
A simple, reliable design from the world combustion means zero oxygen in the
leader in turbocharging technology. exhaust, which allows the use of the
passive Three-Way Catalyst.

High-Energy Ignition System

Provides better performance, longer
service intervals and improved spark
plug and coil durability, plus self-
diagnostics. A coil-on-plug ignition
system eliminates the need for spark
plug wires.

Fully Skirted Diesel

Engine Block
The high strength of a diesel block
adds durability. 80 percent of major
engine components are shared with Three-Way Catalyst (TWC) From
the Cummins L9 and B6.7 diesels. Cummins Emission Solutions
TWCs are passive devices packaged as
part of the muffler, and are maintenance-
free. Both the ISL G and ISB6.7 G do not
require active aftertreatment such as
a particulate filter or Selective Catalytic
High-Capacity Electronic Reduction (SCR).
Control Module (ECM)
Provides full monitoring and
control of engine sensors, the fuel
system and the ignition system.
Compatible with Cummins software
and diagnostic service tools.
Bigger And Better.
Cummins Service Support.

Cummins-powered school buses are backed by the

largest and most capable parts, service and support
network in North America, with over 3,500 locations.
Our authorized service technicians are fully trained on
Cummins and Cummins Westport engines, and have
the necessary equipment and Genuine Cummins
School Bus Warranty Coverage. parts to promptly handle any service issue. The
advantages of Connected Diagnostics add peace
Base engine warranty coverage for Cummins
of mind for school bus fleets. Call 1-800-DIESELS™
and Cummins Westport school bus applications
(1-800-343-7357) for information and service
includes virtually everything, from parts and labor on
warrantable failures* to limited progressive damage for
both the engine and aftertreatment system, with no The Answer Desk.
deductible. Every component, from the block casting
to the injectors to the aftertreatment system, is covered To learn more about Cummins diesels, visit
for 5 years/100,000 miles (160,935 km). To learn more about natural
gas engines, visit the Cummins Westport Natural
*Warrantable failures are those due to defects in Cummins materials
or factory workmanship. Gas Academy online at
Assistance is also available by phone at
Smarter Extended Coverage Plans. 1-800-DIESELS™ (1-800-343-7357), or contact
your local Cummins distributor or dealer.
School transportation officials are smart about saving
money by planning well beyond the current school
year. Cummins offers a wide variety of extended
protection plans, including 10-year extended coverage
options for most school bus engines. For details,
contact your Cummins distributor or dealer.

Right From The Start: PowerSpec.

PowerSpec helps new-vehicle owners – especially

school bus operators – find the ideal gearing specs
to meet the ideal balance of engine performance and
fuel economy. In addition to gearing recommendations,
PowerSpec allows authorized users to customize
operating parameters on individual buses, or easily
cascade a “hot spec” through an entire bus fleet. It
reads fault codes, and can be programmed to collect
and compare trip information for multiple drivers. See for
more information.
V5.0 Ratings
Engine Advertised Peak Torque Governed
Model HP (kW) LB-FT (N•m) @ RPM Speed
V5.0 250 250 (187) 560 (760) @ 1600 3400
V5.0 220 220 (164) 520 (706) @ 1600 3400
V5.0 200 200 (149) 520 (706) @ 1600 3400

B6.7 Ratings
Engine Advertised Peak Torque Governed
Model HP (kW) LB-FT (N•m) @ RPM Speed
B6.7 300 300 (224) 660 (895) @ 1600 2600
B6.7 280 280 (209) 660 (895) @ 1600 2600
B6.7 260 260 (194) 660 (895) @ 1600 2600
B6.7 250 250 (187) 660 (895) @ 1600 2600
B6.7 240 240 (179) 560 (759) @ 1600 2600
B6.7 220 220 (164) 600 (814) @ 1600 2600
B6.7 220 220 (164) 520 (705) @ 1600 2600
B6.7 200 200 (149) 520 (705) @ 1600 2600

L9 Ratings
Engine Advertised Peak Torque Governed
Model HP (kW) LB-FT (N•m) @ RPM Speed
L9 350 350 (261) 1000 (1356) @ 1400 2200
L9 330 330 (246) 1000 (1356) @ 1400 2200
L9 300 300 (224) 860 (1166) @ 1300 2200
L9 270 270 (201) 800 (1085) @ 1300 2200
L9 260 260 (194) 720 (976) @ 1300 2200

ISB6.7 G Ratings
Engine Advertised Peak Torque Governed
Model HP (kW) LB-FT (N•m) @ RPM Speed
ISB6.7 G 240 240 (179) 560 (759) @1600 2600
ISB6.7 G 220 220 (164) 520 (705) @1600 2600
ISB6.7 G 200 200 (149) 520 (705) @1600 2600

ISL G/ISL G Near Zero (NZ) Ratings

Engine Advertised Peak Torque Governed
Model HP (kW) LB-FT (N•m) @ RPM Speed
ISL G 300 300 (224) 860 (1166) @ 1300 2200
ISL G 280 280 (209) 900 (1220) @ 1300 2200
ISL G 260 260 (194) 660 (895) @ 1300 2200
ISL G 250 250 (187) 730 (990) @ 1300 2200
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Box 3005
Columbus, IN 47202-3005
Phone: 1-800-DIESELS™ (1-800-343-7357)
Fax: 1-800-232-6393

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